Beware, this post may make you hungry!
A week ago Saturday, the snorkeling visibility was low and the surf was high, so after a morning of body surfing, we had an awesome lunch at Shark Pit. The love of this restaurant started when we were last on Maui, two years ago, and happened to sit next to a guy at the counter of Star Noodle. Over pork belly and eggs, he told us he had a food truck called the Shark Pit and that it was parked in Ka’anapali. We enjoyed it so much, that we ate there three more times, on our last trip. They now have a restaurant, off of Front Street, next to the Jamba Juice and still have all their amazing classic dishes.
To start off, one of my favorite dishes is the corn on the cob with dried seaweed, sesame seeds and sriracha. The purple taro buns add a special Hawaiian flair to an excellently executed bacon, blue cheese burger, with rice topped with Portuguese sausage and dried seaweed. The funked up fish tacos are a great balance of sweet and savory and so delicious. We always split the tacos and get a burger each, so we don’t have to share anything!
We spent that afternoon reading by the beach before going to Honu Seafood and Pizza. It was close to sunset and we enjoyed ahi poke with avocado whip, ahi sausage pizza, while watching the sun dip below Lana’i. To top off an amazing meal, we decided to try the waitress’ favorite dessert, peanut butter mousse and the turtle cheesecake. It was all so amazing that we ate everything and waddled back to Lahaina Shores. Bonus: Honu Seafood and Pizza is a mile and a half from Lahaina Shores and it’s a lovely walk all along Front Street.